The chambers for the priests.
Ezekiel 42:1 Then caryed he me out into þe fore court towarde the north, & brought me into the chambre þt stode oueragaynst the backbuyldinge north ward, which had the length of an .C. cubytes: whose dore turned toward the north. Ezekiel 42:2 The wydenes conteyned .l. cubytes: Ezekiel 42:3 oueragaynst the .xx. cubytes of the ynnermer court, and agaynst the paued worke that was in the court, besyde all these thre, ther stode pillers, one oueragaynst another: Ezekiel 42:4 And before thys chambre there was a walkyng place of .x. cubites wyde, and within was a waye of one cubite wyde and their dores towarde the north. Ezekiel 42:5 Thus the hyest chambres were alwaye narower then the lowest and myddelmost of the buyldynge: Ezekiel 42:6 for they bare chambre vpon chambre, and stode thre together one vpon another, not hauyng pillers lyke the fore court: therfore were they smaller then those beneth and in the middest to reken from the grounde vpwarde. Ezekiel 42:7 The wall without that stode by the chambres towarde the vtmost court vpon the fore syde of the chambres, was .l. cubytes longe: Ezekiel 42:8 for the length of the vtmost chambres in the fore court was .l. cubytes also: but the length therof before the temple was an .C. cubytes. Ezekiel 42:9 These chambres had vnder them an intraunce of the east syde, wherby a man myght go in to them out of the fore court, Ezekiel 42:10 thorowe the thicke wall of the fore court towarde þe east, ryght oueragaynst the separated buylding. Ezekiel 42:11 Before the same buyldyng vpon thys syde, there were chambres also which had a waye vnto them, lyke as the chambre on the north syde of the same length and wydenesse. Theyr intraunce, fashyon and dores were also of the same maner. Ezekiel 42:12 Yee, euen lyke as the other chambre dores were: so were those also of the south syde. And before the waye towarde the syngers steppes on the east syde, there stode a dore to go in at.
The use thereof.
Ezekiel 42:13 Then sayde he vnto me: The chambers towarde the north & the south which stande before the backe buyldynge: those be holy habytatyons, wherein the prestes that do seruyce before the Lorde, must eate þe most holy offeringes: and there must they laye þe most holy offeringes, meatofferynges, synne offerynges, and trespace offerynges: for it is an holy place. Ezekiel 42:14 When the prestes come therin, they shall not go out into the fore courte: but (seynge they be holy) they shall leaue the clothes of their ministracyon, and put on other garmentes, when they haue any thyng to do with the people. Ezekiel 42:15 Nowe when he had measured all the ynnermer house, he brought me forth thorowe the east porte, and measured the same rounde about. Ezekiel 42:16 He measured the east syde with þe meterode, which rounde about conteyned .v.C. meteroddes: Ezekiel 42:17 And the north syde measured he which conteyned rounde about euen so moch. Ezekiel 42:18 The other two sydes also towarde the south
The measures of the outward court.
Ezekiel 42:19 and the west, which he measured, conteyned ether of them .v.C. meteroddes. Ezekiel 42:20 So he measured all the foure sydes, where there went a wall rounde about .v.C. meteroddes longe, and as broade also which separated the holy from the vnholy.